Chiesa di Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore, Rome

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Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore is a Catholic church dedicated to the Virgin Mary located in Rome's Piazza Navona.HistoryAn earlier church had been erected in the same place, on the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian, in the 12th century. The first mention of this church is in the will of Henry of Castile (1230-1304), son of King Ferdinand III of Castile, who had given money to build it in 1259. The new edifice was built for the Holy Year of 1450 using a gift from Alfonso de Paradinas. The façade, once facing the opposite side than now, was designed by Bernardo Rossellino. Pope Alexander VI, of Spanish origin, later had a square carved out in front of it.Starting in 1506 the church was the national church of the Spanish community in Rome. When Santa Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli was completed in the 17th century, the focus of the community shifted to that church, which is now the Spanish national church.Pope Leo XIII had the edifice, which was on the verge of crumbling down, extensively renovated in the late 19th century. At that time the main entrance was moved to face Piazza Navona. The apse and the transept were demolished in 1938 to open the current Corso del Rinascimento avenue.InteriorMost of the works of art and funerary monuments in the church were transferred to Santa Maria in Monserrato. What remains in the church are some Renaissance works, such as a chancel in polychrome marble and the marble backdrop behind the high altar. The altarpiece of the Assumption of the Virgin with Glory of Angels and Apostles was made by Flemish-born painter Francisco de Castello. The Cappella di San Giacomo is also intact. Some of the paintings of the Herrera Chapel were transferred to Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona and some to Museo del Prado
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  • Location grade 7 (with two entrances including 1 in Piazza Navona, no-frills church but with discreet works of art, after seeing St. Agnes in front I can not be transported).
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  • The church is right there in Piazza Navona. It faces the plaza, but I think that there were few people when entering inside. The staff were very friendly and friendly.
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  • Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura in algona Church church facing Piazza Navona before 4 Taiga famous fountain is diagonally opposite. Façade facing the square is under construction or completely covered with sheets, could not see the appearance of the building. However, it is seen from the Piazza Guidebook that behind the facade of the rear facade, facing the street behind the building it says more is facade. What is true. Was in a hurry, so there you go, I do not need. Priory was born in France in the 19th century this church was the Church of Spain who was known as San Giacomo dei spagnoli was originally built in the 14th century, but now, be maintained. It therefore known by this name is changed. The showiness of the Church of Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura was expecting on a not simple facades of churches, but also of thought the opportunity to visit and ready to tour.
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  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Shrine, right next to Piazza Navona. If you need a certain place to stay away a little bit from noise, this is the place! Come to Mother Mary and she will will take you closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, her son.
  • Wonderful atmosphere of recollection to pray as well as admire sacred and artistic works and great opportunity to get to know the Venerable Enrico Verjus
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  • The Sanctuary is very beautiful, of course it has been some time since Father Tenzi preached...
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  • Closed during the month of August!!! AMAZING AND DOES NOT EXPLAIN IT ON ANY SITE...
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  • This church has a double entrance from Piazza Navona and the Renaissance Course. It dates back to 1450.
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